As a working person with limited number of leave days, I’m always happy whenever I manage to do a quick weekend getaway – it may be short and doesn’t leave much time for exploration, but sometimes you just need that quick rejuvenation.
One of my favorite things to do recently is take quick trips on the warm weekends. It doesn’t have to be far – a friends house, visit your parents, even just a day at the beach – I just love the drive with the windows down and the almost-instant relaxation that sets in when you leave the city. The best part about quick trips is they can be spontaneous, just grab a few essentials and go!
So…What to do on my weekend getaway to Salatiga?
This past weekend, we took a weekend getaway or call it a stay-cation to Salatiga, which was a ridiculously beautiful and amazing place! Here are a few photos, if you’d like to see…
Leave Semarang for 1,5 hours drive to Salatiga, so it makes for a convenient spot for a quick weekend jaunt. We ride past beautiful tropical scenery, crossing the legendary swamp of Rawapening en route to Tuntang.
STAYING IN TLOGO PLANTATION RESORT
Tlogo Plantation Resort is a nice place for weekend retreat and not too far from Semarang. There are coffee plantation, swimming pool, fishing pool, and many more here suitable for family outing. There are 4 room types: Family cottages IDR 2700, Cottage IDR 700, Deluxe IDR 600, and Superior IDR 500.
Tlogo Agro Plantation was founded in 1856. Enjoy the fresh air of Tlogo Agro Highland and see the various tropical plants grown here, such as coffee, rubber, mango, banana, avocado, clove, cocoa and guava. Learn about the coffee growing process from the bean to powder using old machinery.
It was at the hotel lobby. They have this souvenir shop here for you to buy something back as memories.
It’s an absolutely charming hotel with a traditional style in a fantastic location.
Our cottage room was beautiful – big and spacious with everything we needed (tea and kettle, phew) and the most fantastic view over the coffee plantation.
Clean bed sheet and pillows for you to sleep on. The mattress is comfortable for a good night sleep.
I was in Room 107, a cottage room, and this room was pretty large and comfortable, spacious enough to walk around. The curtains on the left open up to the coffee plantation.
There’s a bedroom with a separate open concept bathroom. There is also a veranda with some chairs. I spent a lovely time that first night watching a movie. If there had been a mountain view, I probably wouldn’t have wanted to leave my room at all.
Clean toilet and water sink. Toilet paper and fresh towels are provided.
View from my room – it was fairly private because it didn’t seem like anyone walked along that particular path.
In the next morning, we had our breakfast in our room.
I managed to explore the hotel grounds a little on Sunday morning when we had a bit of time to ourselves.
On the walk to the coffee plantation.
This place is awesome! The scenery is interesting as you get into the hills and mountains. The coffee plantation is beautiful. The plantation itself is part of a resort which is interesting to see by itself. This is a great way to go past the beautiful countryside of Java.
The pool by the coffee plantation – hardly had much time to do anything, so I could merely lounge by the pool >_<
We spent our days chit-chatting, laughing, and walking on the resort. It’s pretty crowded in the day. If you’re still with me by this point, I’m impressed. This has turned into an incredibly long blog post, so I’m going to keep it brief.
I’d been expecting the rest of Salatiga to be a bit meh, but it was absolutely charming still! It really is the loveliest town and we saw the most beautiful scenery and views.
One afternoon we walked over to the famous Goa Rong View.
We had lunch at Sate Suruh Salatiga. Think global, eat local! haha
To quote my favourite song of the moment, Be Okay: “When your life is great, celebrate the feeling.” I think I’m getting pretty good at achieving that, at appreciating the present and not always dreaming about the future, but it’s something we all need to work at.
The whole experience was such a treat.
Have you been to Tlogo Plantation Resort? If you’re looking for a romantic escape—or babymoon or honeymoon—I’d recommend it a thousand times over. Thank you so much for reading! Xoxo
TLOGO RESORT & GOA RONG VIEW
Jl. Raya Tuntang – Beringin Km. 2 Desa Delik, Kec. Tuntang – Kab. Semarang
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